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NCJ Number: 218557 Find in a Library
Title: Research Partnership with Ukraine: Short Report on Trafficking in Women from Ukraine Research Project
Author(s): Donna M. Hughes
Date Published: August 2001
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Washington , DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper focuses on two subprojects of joint research project on trafficking in women from the Ukraine: the construction of the Web site, “Trafficking in Women from Ukraine” and the recruitment of Ukrainian women for marriage abroad.
Abstract: The “Trafficking in Women from Ukraine Research Project” Web site ( provides useful information to researchers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, and students on the ongoing research project and the situation of trafficking in women from Ukraine. In addition, it publicizes the work of the research project and partnership. Determining the number of Ukrainian women who have been trafficked or exploited in sex industries abroad has been difficult and controversial. Estimates have been given ranging from 10,000s to 100,000s. The clandestine and illegal nature of trafficking of women in Ukraine and destination countries makes the precise determination of the numbers impossible. In an attempt to understand how many Ukrainian women are being recruited to go abroad, a public forum for recruitment and advertisement of women who wish to go abroad, the mail-order-bride sites on the Internet was used. Ukraine ranks second, after the Russian Federation, in the number of women who have been recruited by marriage agencies. Ukraine is a major sending country for women trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation throughout the world. A joint research project was undertaken on trafficking in women to characterize the victims and trafficking networks operating in Ukraine. Tables, figures
Main Term(s): Smuggling/Trafficking
Index Term(s): Female victims; Immigration offenses; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; Ukraine; Underground economy
Note: From the National Institute of Justice International series; downloaded on May 23, 2007.
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